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Old Main: No Running on the Balcony (access required)

During the first session of the Arizona Territorial Legislature in 1864 — when not a single public school existed in the newly formed territory — lawmakers authorized a university and wrote a constitution to guide its affairs.

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Building the Kaibab Bridge, 1921 (access required)

The Kaibab suspension bridge over the Colorado River was to link Bright Angel Trail on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon with the Kaibab Trail on the North Rim. At the time, the only means of crossing the river between the two trails was by small canvas boat. (The closest ferry crossings were at Lee’s Ferry, upstream near the Utah border and downstream at Needles on the California border.) Construction began in January 1921.

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The ‘Ancient and Honorable Pueblo’ (access required)

The Big Apple. The Windy City. The Old Pueblo. Each name says that city is one of a kind.  Ever wonder how Tucson came to be called the Old Pueblo? It’s hard to tell how nicknames get started, but like the town itself, it goes back a ways.

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Fort Defiance (access required)

Fort Defiance, established in 1851, was the first military post established in what would become the Arizona Territory, and its post office, established in 1856, provided the future territory’s first postal service.

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Grieving for Greer Lodge (access required)

Greer is nestled in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona and is known for its untouched beauty and abundant wildlife. SR373, Arizona’s “Road to Nowhere,” terminates there, depositing travelers onto the town’s main street, which is lined with lodges, cabins, restaurants, a library, two fire stations, and sadly, since May 10, the smoldering remains of the Greer Lodge.

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